INNOTRANS: The US Railway Supply Institute, the Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers and European supply industry association UNIFE have signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at strengthening future collaboration.
The three organisations said the MoU signed at InnoTrans in Berlin would begin a new phase in their long-standing co-operation in a number of areas including public procurement, global standards and skills. It also opened the door to deepened collaboration to foster the growth of the rail sector, while enabling the identification of emerging opportunities.
RSI President Patty Long commented that ‘recent international events have truly underscored the strategic importance of freight and passenger rail to world markets’.
CARS President Sylvia Newell noted that ‘significant investment in rail projects is occurring on both sides of the Atlantic. This MoU further solidifies the recognition that rail is the greenest and safest means of moving both people and freight.’
UNIFE Director General Philippe Citroën explained that ‘by joining together to advocate for increased rail investment in Europe, the United States and Canada, our respective members are leading the way to a sustainable mobility future needed for renewed prosperity, equity and resiliency’.